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NAIA conducts bomb drill

By Benjamin Lim Vergara AVIATION authorities on Tuesday conducted full-scale security drill at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport to train bomb explosive ordinance personnel to respond rapidly to cases of bomb threats or actual bombings. Conducting a full scale security exercise to practice its crisis action plan on one scenario of possible Acts of Unlawful […]

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Irked over ‘Ang Probinsyano’*

A FRIEND, an avid follower of the three-year-old series “Ang Probinsyano,” the TV version of the movie made popular by the late action king Fernando Poe Jr., got worried over the announcement that the Philippine National Police (PNP) was withdrawing its support for the program. Director-General Oscar Albayalde, PNP Chief, said the program has given […]

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PNP Global Police Community Relations drumbeats in LA

By Abner Galino A CONTINGENT from the Philippine National Police, particularly from its Police Community Relations Office went to Los Angeles last week (September 21) to drumbeat for their so-called “Global Police Community Relations” program. The chief of the PNP-PCRO, Chief Supt. Rhodel Sermonia, and his men held a town hall meeting at the Philippine […]

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Philippine National Police on full alert for typhoon Ompong

By Rose Anne Dela Cruz PHILIPPINE chief Director General Oscar Albayalde has placed all Luzon-based police units on full alert to ensure their availability for possible disaster response operations in areas threatened by super typhoon Ompong. The alert, which went into effect Thursday, is among the many government responses in anticipation of Ompong, which was […]

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Philippine National Police Gallantry Awardees honored

THE National Police Commission on Friday has honored 11 Gallantry Awardees of the Philippine National Police during its 52nd Founding Anniversary. Led by the Guest of Honor and Speaker, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra, NAPOLCOM officials presented the awards to eight courageous (8) cops who defended their station against an attack by the communist-led New People’s […]

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PH National Police set to expand – NAPOLCOM

THE National Police Commission of the Philippines has approved the proposed expansion of the Philippine National Police. In a statement, the NAPOLCOM said it has approved the recruitment of 17,925 Police Officer 1 (PO1) through Resolution No. 2018-437, dated August 29, 2018, to replenish personnel losses, increase personnel strength, enhance police visibility, and improve police-to-population […]

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Civil society groups urged health and police authorities to crackdown on the illegal trade and sale of hazardous cosmetic products

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK A PUBLIC health watchdog and a pro-consumer group urged health and police authorities to intensify drive against health hazard cosmetics. This after EcoWaste Coalition and Laban Konsyumer Inc., a consumer protection group, noted the proliferation of dangerous cosmetics in the market. Just recently, EcoWaste Coalition found out that lipsticks contaminated […]

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92.27% pass special police exams – NAPOLCOM

MORE than 90 percent of the 893 examinees who took the Special Philippine National Police Entrance and Promotional Examinations conducted by the National Police Commission more than two months ago, passed the test. This was learned after NAPOLCOM Vice Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio Casurao has expressed elation that the May 27 examinations, which […]

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Illegal drugs worth PhP4.3 billion intercepted and seized at Manila’s North Harbor

COMBINED operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, the Philippine National Police and the Bureau of Customs on Monday have intercepted and seized a shipment of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu with an estimated value of PhP4.3 billion at the North Harbor of Manila International Container Port. The alleged illegal drugs, weighing approximately 500 kilograms, […]

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PDEA nanawagan sa mga barangay officials na patuloy na tumulong sa kampanya vs illegal na droga

Ni Santiago Celario NANAWAGAN kamakailan si Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Director General Aaron Aquino sa mga opisyal ng barangay na makipagtulungan sa ahensya sa ginagawa nitong pagsugpo sa bawal na gamot sa bansa. Ginawa ni Aquino ang manawagan matapos mapansin na may mga pagkakataon na hindi nakikipagtulungan ang mga opisyal ng barangay sa PDEA at […]

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Ipit sa sitwasyon*

BATID ng lahat na halos nakabaon pa rin ang puwersa ng buong Philippine National Police (PNP) sa kontrobersya at kahihiyan bunga ng kapalpakan na nagawa ng ilang bugok nilang kabaro. Halos araw-araw ay may nauulat na pulis o kanilang opisyal na sangkot sa krimen tulad ng pagkakadawit sa ilegal na droga, pangongotong, panggagahasa o paggawa […]

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PNP: Confessed gunman and mastermind behind Fr. Nilo’s slaying caught

By Rose Anne Dela Cruz THE Philippine National Police on Monday announced the arrest of the alleged mastermind and confessed gunman in the recent slaying of Father Richmond Nilo in Cabanatuan City. According to the PNP, businessman Manuel Torres, through Ronaldo Garcia, hired the alleged gunman Omar Mallari for PhP100,000 to kill Nilo. Torres blames […]

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NAPOLCOM approves creation of Peace Process and Development Center

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK IN A bid to enhance the role of the Philippine National Police in the peace efforts of the government, the National Police Commission has approved the creation of the PNP-Peace Process and Development Center. NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said the new office has effectively restructure, […]

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NAPOLCOM promotes 745 PNP personnel who risked their lives “above and beyond the call of duty” during the Marawi siege

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK THE National Police Commission has confirmed the special promotion of 745 police personnel who have shown acts of conspicuous courage and gallantry in action during the siege of Marawi City by the terrorists Maute and Abu Sayyaf Groups. According to NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao, the […]

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NAPOLCOM okays “transparency” in the Philippine National Police

THE Philippine National Police Commission recently approved the activation of the Freedom of Information Section under the Public Information Division of the national police’s Directorate for Police-Community Relations to promote transparency of information. NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao made the announcement in a press statement Tuesday, days following the issuance of […]